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Opinion

Winning Ohio war on drugs

Editorial

Buckeye State residents should, perhaps, take some pride in knowing the American Medical Association calls Ohio the top state in the country, in terms of monitoring prescription drugs. The Board of Pharmacy’s Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, established in 2006, has processed more than 24 ...

Woody Wheeler

Local Columns

September 12, 1930, promised to be a great day for baseball as the Sycamore Shadows “Fighting Buttonballs” took the field to the cheers of the local crowd. The leadoff hitter for the Castor County Poorhouse “Screaming Indigents” strolled to the batter’s box. On the mound for the ...

Graduation

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: 2017 Graduation is over. It went well despite all the controversy over the color change of the robes. A white stole was added to the red robes with BL embroidered on it. Hopefully, Beaver Local school officials will make better decisions in the future about changing things ...

America’s divorce from the Paris Accord

Local Columns

Thursday afternoon in the Rose Garden, President Trump announced that the United States is exiting the Paris Climate Accord, a multinational pact dedicated to fighting climate change. We are the first nation to withdraw since the alliance of 195 countries was formed in 2015. Adding to his ...

Voter fraud

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Isn’t it about time? About time, that is, for an investigation of voter fraud. Let’s see what happens with President Trump’s commission to investigate voter fraud. Let’s see if the media is able to shut this one down—their primary resource, I submit, is what may be ...

Twisting facts about testimony

Editorial

Some members of the U.S. Senate intelligence committee made it clear Wednesday they are less interested in learning the truth than in political theater. Members of the panel spent much of the day questioning witnesses regarding a probe of the Russian government’s attempts to influence the ...

Make elections fairer for Ohio

Editorial

History ought to teach politicians that what goes around, comes around, at least when gerrymandering is involved. It is a lesson they never seem to absorb. Gerrymandering is the process of setting legislative district boundaries to favor certain political parties or candidates. The map of ...

Thanks & Spanks

Opinion

SPANKS, writes a reader, to East Liverpool and Wellsville officials for holding their citizens hostage with traffic cams in order to get money. SPANKS, too, for buying real estate with citizen’s tax money. THANKS, writes a reader, to the man who paid for my items at Walmart. This past ...

Our veterans deserve a new system

Editorial

It probably should come as no surprise that the Department of Veterans Affairs has been relying on an ancient computer program to manage electronic health records. Named VISTA (for Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture), the basic system appears to have been in use since ...

Terrorists often lacking in courage

Editorial

Islamic terrorists who slaughtered seven people in London last week probably would have killed more had it not been for several courageous people who fought back. Their stories are illustrative of the extremists’ mindset. One hero in a pub saw all three knife-wielding brutes stabbing a ...